Pacifiers can be a wonderful tool for soothing a baby. But, I like to use the ninni for so much more. The Ninni is the best at mimicking the way breast tissue moves as it pertains to tongue movement, oral function as well as sucking patterns. I recommend it to every family I work with because it can assist in developing and reinforcing sucking patterns that should improve breast/bottle feeding and oral development. The ninni Pacifier is by far my favorite tool to help a baby develop the correct muscle memory for sucking.